Dillon RCMP constable accused of accessing private images

A nine-year member of the RCMP is accused of accessing sensitive, private images from a Buffalo Narrows cell block surveillance recording. File / Global News

A constable with the Dillon RCMP detachment in northern Saskatchewan is accused of accessing sensitive, private images from a cell block surveillance recording.

Two members of the detachment reported Const. Wade Chitrena had improperly accessed the images on Oct. 13 in the Buffalo Narrows cell block area.

Chitrena, a nine-year member of the force, was on-duty at the time.

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Members of Prince Albert RCMP’s general investigation section said one still image was copied and printed.

The woman in the image was notified.

Chitrena was charged on Nov. 6 with breach of trust.

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He has been suspended with pay and RCMP have ordered code of conduct investigation.

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RCMP said no further details will be released as the matter is before the court.

Chitrena is scheduled to appear in Dillon provincial court on Jan. 16, 2019.

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